Silicon Image Announces Reference Design for UltraGig™ 6400 Ultra-Low Power, 60GHz WirelessHD® Mobile TransmitterNew ‘Archer’ module allows tablet and smartphone OEMs to quickly integrate the UltraGig 6400 into their reference designs and development systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 8, 2013 - Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of its 'Archer' reference design for the UltraGig™ 6400, a complete 60GHz WirelessHD®      transmitter for mobile devices.  Designed for simplified system integration, the small form-factor module contains all circuitry and firmware necessary to quickly add WirelessHD capability to smartphones and tablets.  Manufacturers who embed the Archer module into their mobile platforms can accelerate their time-to-market with innovative new 60GHz enabled products capable of delivering high-definition wireless video connectivity between portable devices and large displays.

The Archer module consists of the UltraGig 6400 single chip transmitter with its intelligent beam-forming 60GHz RF transceiver, embedded antenna array, and WirelessHD 1.1 compliant network processor as well as all necessary external components on a single, flex-print cable module.  A single high-density board-to-board connector allows for straightforward integration into form-factor compatible designs.

Key features and capabilities of the Archer module include:

  • The UltraGig 6400 single chip, ultra-low power 60GHz Wireless HD transmitter with embedded antenna array
  • Support for high-definition video resolutions up to 1080p full HD with multi-channel audio and ultra-low end-to-end system latency of less than 5ms
  • A secure, high-bandwidth video link to WirelessHD 1.1 compliant receivers and displays, without interference from Wi-Fi-based solutions
  • Small form-factor board-mounted connector with all required audio, video and control interfaces to popular mobile application processors
  • Production-ready hardware design layout, drivers and embedded firmware to support direct motherboard integration

"The Archer module is an ideal solution for customers who want to add best-in-class 60GHz wireless video connectivity into their mobile devices," said Jim Chase, director of marketing of the wireless division at Silicon Image, Inc.  "This solution enables WirelessHD capable smartphones and tablets powered by the UltraGig 6400 to be developed quickly and with minimal design effort."

Silicon Image at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada

The UltraGig 6400 and the Archer module will be demonstrated in Silicon Image's booth MP25575 in South Hall 2, ground floor, January 8-11, 2013.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets.  The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™.  Silicon Image's products are deployed by the world's leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras.  Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standard for mobile devices - MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard - WirelessHD®.  Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services.  For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the functionality, features and benefits of the Silicon Image Archer reference module, the UltraGig 6400 transmitter and WirelessHD technology.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that these technologies and products will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements.  Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.  All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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Silicon Image, Inc.
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Nicole Colwell
Racepoint Group
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